Year: 2004

Leatrice’s Lessons: Part 3 of 4: Hot Color Combinations

A hot combination is to include brights into a palette of neutrals. Peach, toupe, pale mauve with rich brass and coppers. 2005 will see more bronzes and coppers. Meanwhile, 2006 will see a marriage of silver and gold. A lot of yellows. Especially olives, darker greens, and bronzes. Side note: here’s a page with links …

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Leatrice’s Lessons: Part 2 of 4: Determining Upcoming Color Trends

Leatrice often looks at movies that are in production and what colors will be emphasized in those films. And, of course, fashion. Leatrice and the Pantone Color Insititute talk to designers and query them about the colors they will use in their collections; then the Institute statistically comes up with the top 10 hues of …

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How many eggs will crack from a two foot drop?

While getting my mail, i dropped a plastic bag containing 12 eggs inside a regular foam container. The container dropped flat on the ground. Six eggs were cracked. Six survived uncracked. 50% not bad.

Dog Dares on Google

I’m shocked at how many more double dog dares there are vs. the triple dog dare. And what is up with the non-existent Pentuple Dog Dare!!! 7: Single Dog Dare 218,000: Double Dog Dare 6,740: Triple Dog Dare 63: Quadruple Dog Dare 0: Pentuple Dog Dare 0: Hextuple Dog Dare

Sea Angels (clione)

Only 3cm high. The Clione, which lives mostly in temperate waters, can be found in the Okhotsk Sea, off the northeastern part of Hokkaido in Japan.

The country with the longest shoreline in the world

And that country is… CANADA! wow. I woulda guessed Russia, cuz it’s got all that shoreline up north, and Russia is just huge. But Canada is no small turkey either.

keyboard my pillow

Oh keyboard you look so comfy. Let me rest my head upon your giving keys. You are not like my desk so hard and flat. Your keys conform gently upon my face. Let me rest my head against the P key ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp P stands for pillow, one which you are so nice You sit in …

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Prayer Action Verbs

As we pray to God, sometimes we have trouble articulating the words our hearts want to express. One of the prayers from the Lutheran book of prayer really struck me with the different variety of action verbs used: Grant Protect Preserve Help Keep Remove Give Enable Fill This sounds like an interesting list that can …

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Leatrice’s Lesson: Part 1 of 4: Looking at color differently

Every Monday for the next four weeks, we’ll have a new feature called Leatrice’s Lessons. Leatrice Eiseman is the Executive Director of the Pantone Institute. Here are some things she mentioned while giving a talk for a breakfast given by Unisource and International Paper on November 17, 2004. White A color not just of purity, …

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